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Equipment for Producing Hog Fuel Feed from Forestry Waste.

Producing hog fuel feed from sawmills, lumber production and forestry waste is one way the pulp and paper industry is reducing its carbon footprint and raising environmental sustainability.

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What is Hog Fuel?

Hog fuel is a type of biomass derived from the wood waste produced by lumber mills and forestry operations. It consists of a mixture of bark, sawdust, wood chips, and other wood residues. The composition of hog fuel can vary depending on the sources of wood waste it is made from.

In the lumber industry, hog fuel is primarily used as a renewable energy source. It is burned in boilers to produce steam or electricity, helping mills reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and lower their carbon footprint. The steam generated can be used to power turbines for electricity or to provide heat for drying wood and other industrial processes within the mill.

The process of making hog fuel involves collecting wood waste from lumber processing activities, such as sawing, planing, and debarking. This waste material is then ground up or chipped into smaller pieces to create a more uniform product that can be efficiently burned in boilers.

The production of hog fuel is driven by both environmental and economic factors. Environmentally, it provides a way to repurpose waste materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, contributing to waste reduction and the circular economy. Economically, using hog fuel allows mills to lower their energy costs by utilizing a by-product of their operations as fuel. This not only reduces waste but also provides a cost-effective alternative to purchasing external fuel sources.

Improve Hog Fuel Production with Tailored Solutions from Foreman Equipment.

Understanding the specific challenges faced by the pulp and paper and logging industries, Foreman Equipment offers a range of production equipment to customize processes based on individual requirements.

The Crambo Slow-Speed Shredder: A Leader in Industrial Shredding Efficiency

komptech-logo-152x31pxIn the realm of industrial shredding, the Komptech Crambo SlowSpeed, High-torque, dual-shaft shredder stands out as a pinnacle of innovation and efficiency. Designed to tackle the most challenging shredding tasks, this machine offers unparalleled performance in breaking down a variety of materials, including wood waste, green waste, and even mixed construction debris.

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Komptech Crambo xtron Shredding Wood Waste

Operational Advantages

  • Durability and Longevity: Built to withstand rigorous use, the Crambo’s design minimizes downtime and maintenance costs, ensuring long-term operational efficiency.
  • Energy Efficiency: The slow-speed, high-torque mechanism not only enhances shredding efficiency but also conserves energy, reducing operational costs.
  • Environmental Impact: Its design considerations for noise and dust reduction contribute to a smaller environmental footprint, aligning with green operation initiatives.

Specifications and Features

  • High Torque: The Crambo is powered by a high-torque drive, enabling it to process even the toughest materials without significant wear and tear.
  • Dual-Shaft Mechanism: Its dual-shaft design ensures efficient shredding, reducing materials to a consistent size, which is ideal for biomass fuel production, composting, and landfill.
  • Slow Speed: Operating at a slower speed reduces dust and noise pollution, making it an environmentally friendly option for industrial shredding needs.
  • Versatility: Capable of processing everything from wood and organic waste to roots and waste wood, the Crambo is a versatile machine that can be adjusted to meet specific material requirements.

Strategic Benefits for Industries

For industries dealing with waste management, recycling, or biomass fuel production, the Crambo Slow-Speed Shredder offers strategic benefits. It enables efficient waste processing, transforming diverse types of waste into valuable resources, thereby supporting sustainability goals and contributing to a circular economy.


The Crambo SlowSpeed, High-torque, dual-shaft industrial shredder is more than just a piece of machinery; it represents a forward-thinking approach to waste processing and recycling. By providing a powerful, versatile, and environmentally friendly solution for industrial shredding challenges, the Crambo sets the standard for performance and sustainability in the field.

Whether for biomass fuel production, waste reduction, or material recycling, the Crambo offers a robust solution that can significantly enhance operational efficiency and contribute to environmental sustainability efforts. Discover the difference a Crambo SlowSpeed Shredder can make in your operations by exploring its capabilities further.

Revolutionizing Wood Waste Processing: The Lacero High-Speed Grinder in the Pulp, Paper, and Logging Industries


komptech-logo-152x31pxIn the rapidly evolving pulp, paper, and logging industries, efficient waste management and sustainability are paramount. The Lacero High-Speed Grinder emerges as a vital tool, specifically engineered to meet the needs of these sectors. Its powerful performance in processing wood waste for hog fuel production not only showcases innovation but also reinforces the industry’s move towards more sustainable practices.

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The Power of Lacero Horizontal Grinder

At the heart of hog fuel production lies the challenge of processing vast amounts of wood waste efficiently. The Lacero High-Speed Grinder, with its robust design and cutting-edge technology, steps up to this challenge. Its horizontal grinding mechanism is tailored for high-volume, high-speed wood waste grinding, turning logs, branches, and mill scraps into valuable hog fuel with unparalleled efficiency.

Komptech Lacero Horizontal Grinder Processing Wood Waste

Strategic Contribution to the Industries

The integration of the Komptech Lacero High-Speed Grinder into the wood waste processing workflow offers strategic advantages. It not only optimizes the production of hog fuel but also contributes to the overall sustainability goals of the pulp, paper, and logging industries by ensuring that less waste goes to landfills.

Operational Efficiency Unleashed

With the ability to process large volumes of wood waste quickly, the Lacero Grinder significantly reduces the bottleneck in hog fuel production. Its high-speed grinding capability means that more fuel can be produced in less time, improving the operational efficiency of facilities and enabling them to meet the growing demand for biomass energy.


The Lacero High-Speed Grinder is not just a piece of equipment; it’s a cornerstone for efficient, sustainable operations in the pulp, paper, and logging industries. Its introduction into the market represents a leap forward in wood waste processing technology, offering a blend of performance, reliability, and environmental stewardship. As the industry continues to evolve towards greener solutions, the Lacero Grinder stands out as an essential tool for modern, sustainable operations.

For facilities looking to enhance their wood waste processing capabilities and embrace a sustainable future, the Lacero High-Speed Grinder is the solution. Explore how Lacero can transform your operations and contribute to a greener planet by contacting us today.

Elevating Operational Efficiency: The Warrior Scalping Screen’s Role in Pulp, Paper, and Logging Industries

Powerscreen LogoIn the competitive realm of the pulp, paper, and logging industries, where efficiency and productivity are paramount, the Warrior Scalping Screen stands out as a game-changer in the production of hog fuel. Designed to streamline the separation process, the Warrior Screen effectively eliminates the need for manual sorting by separating rocks from wood in feed material, thereby optimizing the production process.

Warrior 1800 Scalping Screen Separating Wood From Rock and Dirt

Innovative Screening Solution

The Powerscreen Warrior Scalping Screen, with its robust design and cutting-edge technology, is engineered for heavy-duty applications. It’s specifically tailored to meet the demands of the pulp and paper, as well as logging industries, facilitating the efficient separation of rock from wood chips and other biomass materials. This not only enhances the quality of hog fuel but also significantly reduces the time and labor costs associated with manual separation.

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Key Benefits for the Pulp, Paper, and Logging Industries

  • Increased Efficiency: The automated separation process reduces the need for manual labor, allowing businesses to allocate resources more effectively.
  • Improved Product Quality: By efficiently removing contaminants, the Warrior Screen ensures a higher quality of hog fuel, leading to better combustion efficiency and energy production.
  • Cost Reduction: Automating the separation process lowers operational costs, providing long-term financial benefits.
  • Environmental Sustainability: The enhanced separation process results in cleaner biomass, contributing to environmentally sustainable practices.

Maximizing Efficiency in Hog Fuel Production: The Role of Komptech Stonefex Waste Separator

In the pulp and paper and logging industries, the conversion of wood waste into valuable hog fuel is a crucial process. However, the presence of rocks and other contaminants can hinder the efficiency of hog fuel production. This is where the Komptech Stonefex Waste Separator plays a pivotal role, revolutionizing the way industries handle and prepare biomass for energy production.

Komptech Stonefex Efficiently Separating Rock From Screened Material for Recycling

Understanding the Komptech Stonefex Waste Separator

komptech-logo-152x31pxThe Komptech Stonefex is a state-of-the-art waste separator designed to remove heavy impurities such as rocks, glass, and metal from biomass materials like wood waste. Its cutting-edge technology ensures the production of clean, high-quality hog fuel by effectively separating unwanted materials from the feedstock.

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Screen and Komptech Stonefex 3000E
in a Log Scrapping Cleanup Application.

Key Features and Benefits for the Pulp and Paper and Logging Industries

  • Enhanced Product Quality: By removing contaminants, the Stonefex ensures the hog fuel produced is of the highest quality, leading to more efficient combustion and energy generation.
  • Operational Efficiency: The Stonefex’s ability to handle large volumes of material quickly reduces downtime and increases productivity, making it an invaluable asset for busy mills and processing facilities.
  • Cost Savings: Minimizing equipment wear and tear from processing contaminated feedstock, the Stonefex reduces maintenance costs and extends the lifespan of processing equipment.
  • Environmental Compliance: By producing cleaner biomass, industries can meet stringent environmental standards, minimizing the risk of fines and enhancing their sustainability profile.
  • Technical Innovation at Its Best
    The Komptech Stonefex utilizes a combination of mechanical and air separation techniques to achieve unparalleled separation efficiency. Its robust design can withstand the rigors of industrial processing, ensuring reliability and long-term performance.

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